michael jantzen

michael jantzen

Santa Fe, NM, US


The Broken Sky Pavilion,a merging of photography and architecture.

The Broken Sky Pavilion

(Merging Photography and architecture)


Michael Jantzen

© 2015


The Broken Sky Pavilion is a small, prefabricated, modular, re locatable retreat structure that merges photography and architecture. Ten large steel triangular panels are covered with photo images of a clouded sky. Each of these panels is connected with hinges on one side to an eight foot square steel tube frame. Each of the five faces of the cube has been divided diagonally and folded open to form the shape of the structure. The panels are held into the open position by steel supports connected to the edge of each panel, and to the cube frame. All of the triangular panels can be folded into various positions and/or back into the original cube form. The sixth face of the cube supports a floor and a small bench.

The design of the Broken Sky Pavilion was inspired by the beautiful skies of New Mexico, and my desire to explore ways in which photography and architecture can be merged to expand the potentials of both art forms.

Read more

Status: Unbuilt